Hurunui Mouth

The very last day of my sister-in-law’s visit, we took her to the mouth of the Hurunui River. She had never seen a river mouth before. The Hurunui Mouth is a particularly beautiful spot. One thing that makes it interesting to go to repeatedly is seeing how the mouth moves. One time we were there it was way north of the end of the road; the next time, it was a kilometer south of that point! It was nearly at that spot this time.

Looking north from the end of the road. This is just a lagoon, but at times the river goes out to sea down at this end.DSCF0424

See where the river breaks through the bar to the sea?


Boys can’t be bothered to stand around enjoying the scenery. They took off running back up the road!


We soon followed, in the van but more leisurely, and went to the campground on the bank of the river, to look around. Gayle works with a man who knows about the Maori sites around here, and he told him about some rocks at that campground that we should look for. We soon found them, and discovered the groves that the Maori made as they sharpened their knives.DSCF0431DSCF0433DSCF0435

Mr. Diligence and Mr. Sweetie under the one rock.


We went around to Manuka Bay for a little while, then. We actually got a family picture! It was cold.DSCF0461


About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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2 Responses to Hurunui Mouth

  1. Chelle says:

    What a beautiful place! I’ve never been to that area of NZ, yet.
    (I just found a comment of yours on an old post of mine, and had to pop over and say hi …. then see that you’re in NZ too ☺)
    Grace & peace to you and your sweet family,

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